Placement Specialist (suit agency recruiter or guidance
Job Code: NCI0800
Supervisor: Work Placement Supervisor
Reporting to: Careers Officer
Purpose of Position:
Due to our success with the Springboard
Programme over the past number of years, we have been successful in securing a
new round of Springboard & ICT Skills funding and have a one-year contract
for a targeted work placement specialist to work within the Career Development
& Employability Team in NCI.
This data driven, targeted role
1) Designing and delivering weekly careers classes, provide
expert advice (individually, in group sessions and via webinars and other
online means) in relation to career development, employability and job
2) Pro-actively identifying work placement opportunities for students
(who are re-entering the workforce or upskilling), managing the placement
process and achieving weekly and monthly KPI’s.
Module Delivery &
and assessing a comprehensive series of engaging career management classes both
in person to students and utilising blended learning approaches across a number
of programmes. These classes may include but are not limited to areas including
career planning and progression, self-efficacy, networking, the hidden jobs
market, employability, job search strategies, CVs, applications and interviews
· Providing expert advice,
information and support to students in relation to career development, career
transition and employability on both a one to one and group basis.
· Promoting the service and service
offering to students (in person at orientation, in class and online).
· Responding proactively and flexibly to
changing student and market requirements to ensure the service is relevant and
appropriate to the needs of the student body.
· Proactively ensuring students engage
with the careers module and work placement deliverables – responding flexibly
to changing student requirements.
· Ensuring all students have an
appropriate CV and LinkedIn profile to allow them compete effectively in the
· Keeping abreast of research and literature relating to
career development, employability, and work-related learning.
Employer & Faculty Liaison:
and proactively developing an accurate database of employers and student
· Sourcing and developing a
portfolio of suitable roles (work placement, permanent and contract as
appropriate) for students and acting as an interface with employers and
· Representing NCI to prospective employers and seeking
appropriate new placement and graduate opportunities.
· Developing and maintaining long-term collaborative
relationships with employers and academics.
· Monitoring the suitability of placement opportunities and ensuring
that employers are aware of their responsibilities to the student and vice
· Managing the placement process for students, from business
development to successful placement including advertising roles to students,
applications, arranging interview and managing feedback and offers
programme of employer events for students to enhance their employability e.g.
careers fairs, networking opportunities, employer presentations and skills sessions.
and evaluating careers-related events, activities and job advertisements.
· Logging all information and
activity on an in house CRM system
· Compiling and sharing student
experiences such as key learnings, and student & employer recommendations,
or endorsements, regarding their work experience
· Achieving weekly and monthly KPI’s to
include CVs updated, business development, applications to employers and
placements. Creating activity reports detailing all key
· Managing and analysing data and in relation to placement and
FDR activity and creating reports for both internal and external view
· Assisting with programme
promotion, including designing written materials, attending events and open
· Proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets within agency
recruitment or experienced guidance professional with a track record of working
successfully in a task
driven and results focused environment
· An understanding of the
dynamics of recruitment and a passion for career development
· Experienced in researching, preparing and delivering effective and
· Solution focused with the ability to work on multiple tasks
simultaneously, operate flexibly and shift focus with changing priorities and
· Genuine interest in and ability to engage in targeted business
· Experienced in networking, building, developing and maintaining client /
candidate/ student relationships.
· Experience of and an understanding of the IT /Business recruitment
market would be an advantage.
· Excellent IT skills and a strong understanding of social media and
experience of using it in recruitment.
· Strong writing skills
· A willingness to work flexibly to cover events and
activities outside of usual working hours is essential.
Salary: Specialist Salary Band (€36,180 – €52,260)
Annual Leave: 24 days per annum
Contract: 2 years, full-time, fixed-term.
Hours: Springboard and ICT Skills Conversion
courses are part time evening courses – as a result this will involve core
working hours of 11am-7pm twice a week and will also involve working one Saturday
morning a month to facilitate student classes and consultations.
Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Work Placement
Advisor are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College.
These functions and
responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives
of the NCI.
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday
2nd October 2017.
National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer